#AmericanTrivia The British settled Maine in the 1600s, but it was not among the original 13 colonies that became states. Why not?

The British settled Maine in the 1600s, but it was not among the original 13 colonies that became states. Why not?

One of the New England States, Maine was part of the territory granted to the Plymouth Company in 1606. It was a district of Massachusetts until 1820, when it became our 23rd state.

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